Debbie Black (born July 29, 1966, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an assistant coach for the Ohio State University's women's basketball team and a former professional basketball player. During her professional career, Black played for the Women's National Basketball League in Australia, the American Basketball League and the Women's National Basketball Association. She retired from the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA in 2005.
Black played for St. Joseph's University and graduated in 1988. She is a 1984 graduate of Archbishop Wood High School. While there she helped lead the Hawks to two Philadelphia Big 5 championships and an Atlantic Ten Conference title. A multi-sport athlete, Black earned 12 varsity letters in basketball, field hockey, and softball.
Black played for the Colorado Xplosion and was also an All-Star selection for the ABL. Black is one of very few basketball players (male or female) ever to accomplish a quadruple double (10 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, 10 steals); she accomplished this feat against the Atlanta Glory on December 8, 1996.
Black was drafted 15th overall by the Utah Starzz in 2nd round of the 1999 WNBA Draft. She then played for the Miami Sol from 2000 to 2002. While playing for the Sol, she earned the 2001 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award at the age of 35. In 2003, Black was acquired by the Connecticut Sun during the dispersal draft. She played for the Sun until her retirement in 2005.
Throughout Black's basketball career, her energy, intensity, and toughness were well-known among her teammates and opponents alike. Her relentless defense earned her the nickname "The Pest."